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Oldnoob
03-04-2010, 12:04 AM
Just wondering.

Colt-45
03-04-2010, 12:08 AM
Just in case I ever buy it:p

BamBam-31
03-04-2010, 12:10 AM
Yes. Still have standard caps for the Beretta 92 from the Elite II I sold a few years back. Am always looking for a new Beretta to keep those mags company, too. :D

To take it a step further, I also have a growing collection of 6.8 brass.....

SJgunguy24
03-04-2010, 12:21 AM
Yep, stocked up years ago.

RogueSniper
03-04-2010, 1:11 AM
Years ago, rumors were running rampant so I bought stuff I "thought" I might buy in the future and also for the ones I already had. It hurt the wallet back then but boy am I glad I bought when I did. It's just like my Finance Professor told us about Opportunity Cost - buy it now because it's going to cost you a whole more in the future.

drunktank
03-04-2010, 8:16 AM
Yes, but they were inherited when I was barely a teenager (along with some other doodads. Most of them I cannot identify. They just collect dust!

QuarterBoreGunner
03-04-2010, 9:13 AM
I *did* have mags for guns I didn't own at the time. But since 2000 and now, I've picked up the corresponding firearms for those magazines.

DougJ
03-04-2010, 9:17 AM
I've had a bunch of M-16/M-4 mags for a long time and just this year I finally got around to building a featureless AR so I could use them.

I have mags for other weapons I currently do not own also.

Fot
03-04-2010, 9:21 AM
I purchased a few rifle mags for guns I didn't own, wish the "younger me" would have thought about handguns too.

ZombieTactics
03-04-2010, 9:36 AM
I had some pre-ban Glock 17s and 19s, which came with standard mags. I then bought additional mags about the time the Clinton ban was about to go into effect, including a couple of the 33-rd. G18 magazines. I wish I had the foresight to buy a bunch of 20 and 30 round AR15 mags, but I just wasn't into rifles at the time.

When I later sold the Glocks (needed money, badly), I just kept the magazines because I really didn't have any idea what to do with them at the time.

I recently sold a Gen2 Glock 17, and I am now "Glockless", considering a Gen3/RTF or a Gen4 if I like them. I still have all of my standard/large cap mags, most of which work fine. A couple are touchy and need to be rebuilt. No reason to get rid of them.

jkast003
03-04-2010, 10:13 AM
I have a handful of 10rd BHP mags for my brother's BHP in hopes that he'll give it to ne one day. Wishful thinking.

AK4me
03-04-2010, 10:18 AM
I bought AK mags back before the ban, I really wish I had bought AR mags too

Z ME FLY
03-04-2010, 10:23 AM
I was really young but I got a bunch of the glock g18 mags. My now cousin in law gave me the weirdest look when I told him I wanted to buy some of the G18 mags he showed me LOL

bradph
03-04-2010, 10:31 AM
Back in college, the guys at the local gun stores told me to stock up, because some new law was kicking in soon. I didn't understand the politics back then, but said what the heck and bough all sorts of random stuff. Is it bad to use school loans for magazines (not admitting that I did of course!)? :)

wamphyri13
03-04-2010, 12:03 PM
I bought my first pistol in 1992. Taurus PT-99. Design spec mags were included. My dad had an FFL prior to 94 and bought lots of mags for the PT-99 and PT-101. I still own these 2. Have several for my pre-94 Para P14, too. Bought some design spec 9mm glock mags many, many years before I ever got a Glock. Bought a G22 with a 9mm conversion barrel around 2003, I guess. 10 round .40's, and 17 round 9mm's. Sold the Glock, but still have the 9mm mags. I'm all 1911 now. Always have been, but everyone said I needed a Glock.
Ryan

IrishPirate
03-04-2010, 12:07 PM
yup yup! i stocked up before the ban (yes even though i was a teenager) and i have aquired some legal mags (10-) for guns i plan to purchase in the future. The pre-ban AR mags work in my Kel Tec too so it's nice to be able to enjoy them now while i'm waiting to build my AR. a few needed to be rebuilt because of rust damage, but they're all going strong now!!!

oghl888
03-04-2010, 12:29 PM
I *did* have mags for guns I didn't own at the time. But since 2000 and now, I've picked up the corresponding firearms for those magazines.


Same for me, except I haven't picked up a Browning HP yet for the mags I bought way back when....

evidens83
03-04-2010, 12:45 PM
I have a few G18 magazine rebuilds ;):43:

Zerokilla
03-04-2010, 1:18 PM
You mean you dont?! ... Father gave me some hi-caps long ago with my .22lr however no guns for the hi-caps as he either kept these or pawned them in my parents divorce. So basically I ended up with about 30 hi-caps for guns I have no clue if I will ever obtain... No point in me tossing them though incase I do decide to find some old 1911's :)

Rob454
03-04-2010, 5:14 PM
I still have AK and M1 and some MAS 59/66 mags. i had a 59/66 that i bought for 90$ OTD back in 1997. Ended up being such a crappy gun I gave it to my dad cause he wanted to play with it. That was back when he thought he was a gunsmith.

bohoki
03-04-2010, 5:43 PM
i bought a grease gun mag from sportsmans guide long ago i just with i could find something that would use it

i still have the receipt

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e366/bohoki/recpt.jpg

cindynles
03-04-2010, 5:56 PM
Ha, ha. I spent a stupid amount of money on mags in 1999. That was back when ebay would still sell gun parts. I just kept telling my wife "if I don't buy it now I can never get it".

pingpong
03-04-2010, 6:06 PM
I do. I bought a bunch of hi cap mags right before the ban for guns that I might buy in the future. :D.

Turo
03-04-2010, 6:12 PM
My dad was the one that thought ahead, since I was only 10 or 11 when the law changed. He went and bought all sorts of high cap mags for guns that were popular and gave them to me. I've got all sorts of glock mags, AR mags, AK mags etc. I never really got it back then, but after a while I understood. I've got mags for guns I don't even like :p.

timdps
03-04-2010, 6:13 PM
Started collecting WWII MG related stuff in the '80s (dummy guns, mags, drums, belts, accessories) in hopes of one day owning an SG43, DP28, MG34, MG42, etc. one day.

Thanks to Calguns and my (accidental) foresight in purchasing drum, mags and belts, I now own semi-auto versions of these guns and more.

Still have more mags for guns I do not own...

BigBoyPinoy
03-04-2010, 6:50 PM
I have mags for firearms I either have not yet acquired or have since sold off.

IllTemperedCur
03-04-2010, 8:02 PM
i bought a grease gun mag from sportsmans guide long ago i just with i could find something that would use it




Featureless AR45.


http://www.cncguns.com/projects/AR45lower.html

neuron
03-30-2010, 10:06 PM
I do. I bought a bunch of hi cap mags right before the ban for guns that I might buy in the future. :D.

Me, too. In fact I think that I spent more in 1999 buying "hi-cap" mags for
guns I already owned and didn't yet own than I spent on buying actual guns...including several of those 25 rnd Butler Creek .22LR mags for the 10/22, not to mention folding stocks for the 10/22 and Mini-14. Of course I can't sell or transfer this stuff, but I can use it. :o

Steve-O
03-30-2010, 10:17 PM
Yep, stocked up years ago.

This.

goathead
03-30-2010, 10:17 PM
i use to do that... but i stop and sold all the mags to buy a new gun

novabrian
03-30-2010, 11:11 PM
Yup Saiga 12 ten rounder!

Chk Chk Boom
03-30-2010, 11:17 PM
It's just like my Finance Professor told us about Opportunity Cost - buy it now because it's going to cost you a whole more in the future.

He didn't learn ya very good cause that's not what opportunity cost means... :confused:

gunrun45
03-31-2010, 12:05 AM
Uh... you could say so... I haven't sold a standard capactiy magazine for a handgun EVER. I have sold 3 P90 rifle mag kits though. Only ones EVER on that front too... Lets just say that I bought "a few" before I quit my job as a LEO also...

nick
03-31-2010, 12:27 AM
Yep, quite a few. Unfortunately, my idea of what guns I wanted was different back then, so I'm now stuck with a bunch of mags for the guns I don't have and some for the guns I'm not very likely to buy to begin with.

Gio
03-31-2010, 12:52 AM
Most of mine are for guns on the list, still nice having a bunch of pre-bans for guns I do not have or had to let go back in the day/

-Gio

CalNRA
03-31-2010, 2:57 AM
I do. I bought a bunch of hi cap mags right before the ban for guns that I might buy in the future. :D.

didn;t you just graduate from under? So that makes you what, 22, 23? And you were buying high caps when you were 13? How did you get the money for the high prices at the time?

Whatever the case, you had foresight.... I wish I got more standard G17 mags.

Rust
03-31-2010, 9:54 AM
I inherited some stuff from an old man in who I had shot IPSC with while I was in high school. His family gave me all the odds and ends he had laying around that he didn't have guns for them to go with. They new I was in gunsmithing school at the time and the family only was interested in dealing with the complete firearms so I got quite a few of his tools, parts, and random mags. Most of them I'll never use but I bought my CZ-75 a couple years ago when I realized that all the old Witness mags I have will fit it.
I have a few things I bought pre-ban as well while living in CO going to school. AR mags from the DPMS I owned there etc.

onikuma
03-31-2010, 10:05 AM
yes ;) just in case i ever came across it later on in the future :)

Eat Dirt
03-31-2010, 10:35 AM
I'm always looking for a Mossberg M 44 Mag

It's a .22 7 round Mag

psango
03-31-2010, 11:36 AM
I have some that I bought as far back as 1985

sigfan91
03-31-2010, 11:40 AM
Yes. In fact, I just bought 2 Glock 36 mags for the G36 that I don't have. I might load up on some TT-33 mags too, and ammo, just in case if I ever buy a Tokarev.

j1133s
03-31-2010, 1:37 PM
Interesting. I never thought people buy mags before getting the gun, but I guess if you see a deal...

I still have a bunch of standard cap mags that I left behind when moving to CA and have since sold the pistols they belong to. I need to organize them and get rid of them next time I visit TX.

ZOMBIEHUNTER
03-31-2010, 7:25 PM
I have a 55 round Ak mag but i dont have a Ak anymore.

holasrmateo
03-31-2010, 7:34 PM
Just in case I ever buy it:p

You should.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
03-31-2010, 10:57 PM
Bought every mag people were panic selling before the R-R ban hit, thinking they'd all be confiscated (yup, people really did think that). Wound up with a box full of AR mags and another box full of mags for weapons I didn't have (Mini-14, for example). It's paying off now that I finally got the nerve to take the grinder to my Romak 991 and make it a "real" AK.

Now if I can just find out where I stored those AK mags... gotta check the storage unit.

Rangda
04-01-2010, 11:39 AM
I got into this shooting hobby way too late (post 2000). And there isn't really anyone around me that shoot. Most of my friends are pretty liberal, and they are "don't might other to own but not in my house" at best.

El Gato
04-01-2010, 12:54 PM
Not any more....

been blessed to get what I want...
being leo helps...
should be that way for everyone...

Eat Dirt
04-01-2010, 4:31 PM
I have a 55 round Ak mag but i dont have a Ak anymore.


O' What the heck

Just put iton E-Bay ..............:cool:

GM4spd
04-01-2010, 4:53 PM
I have hicaps from the 70s.Never know when you need them. Pete

tacticalcity
04-01-2010, 4:53 PM
I think I have 1 or 2 HK G3 mags even though I sold the rifle years ago. They're high cap and I did not want to go thru the trouble of fixing them at 10 rounds.

I also have some mags that were supposed to work with my rifle but do not. They are DPMS 308 Compatible, but do not work with my DPMS 308 Compatible CMMG Made Lower. The mags actually made by DPMS work great.

Musashi
04-01-2010, 5:48 PM
Got 2 ruger mk2 mags, but only without the pistol cause the guns still in jail

AlliedArmory
04-02-2010, 3:02 PM
Nope. When I sell a gun, the mags go with it.

name change
04-02-2010, 3:37 PM
Years ago, rumors were running rampant so I bought stuff I "thought" I might buy in the future and also for the ones I already had. It hurt the wallet back then but boy am I glad I bought when I did. It's just like my Finance Professor told us about Opportunity Cost - buy it now because it's going to cost you a whole more in the future.

thats called inflation, right? :shrug: